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Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant

Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
+353 42 937 6193
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“chowder” (60 reviews)
“steak” (114 reviews)
“duck pancakes” (17 reviews)
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Irish, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Family visit to this restaurant on Saturday evening . The decor is a Hodge podge of every thing stereotypical Irish all that was missing was Darby O Gill in fact a large majority of the memorebillia was in fact of English origin . A good...More

Thank kenfarnon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a few times and always good food and atmosphere. However tonight I went to use the toilet before our meal and the smell of putrid urine was so strong I had to breathe through my fleece. Only that I've been here before and...More

Thank shunky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit Fitzpatrick’s every time I come home to visit family and I’ve never been disappointed. Last night was no exception. Super friendly staff, super service and super food. Well done once again. We will of course be back!

Thank Peter Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my wife on a Saturday evening. When we arrived we sat by a cosy open fire as we waited a few mins for a table which was a real treat. Every bit of our food was delicious, we loved it all .

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, service was good.. Food was good but has been better here. Very busy but we weren't waiting long, had previously booked. Steak a little tuff linguine very hot, (chilli hot). Staff were run of their feet.

Thank V1a9l6e8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place served the best Oysters & food (seafood, grilled) was best by far service was awesome, It was my birthday and how can I explain we had an awesome time there was 5 of us everyone was so happy with the food and next...More

Thank Jay A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come to this place from Belfast as my elderly parents love the seafood chowder. We were a little disappointed that the pestos weren't with the breads while we waited. That was always lovely while we awaited the chowder. Of course we ordered chowder, that...More

Thank Nuala T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just called into Fitzpatrick’s last night with 2 Australian guests and was very disappointed. Our favorite place to eat. For a start they have cut out the pesto sauces that came with the brown bread. I ordered chicken wings to start which should have come...More

Thank jonathan095
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had an overseas customer across here in Ireland and thought I’d impress him wit a great place, not far off the Dublin-Belfast road. It definitely did not disappoint and he was amazed with the overall experience. We both had fish dishes and absolutely everything...More

Thank LongLad72
ronaldo007, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We are delighted you had a good experience with us here at Fitzpatricks and will pass all the lovely comments onto our staff. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit. Order. Enjoy. Dined with family; food was varied and delicious; many exclamations of delight from Kids and adults........ would recommend basically the entire menu as we delighted in sharing with each other. Kids menu was a selection of dishes that catered to their smaller...More

Thank Fintan H
ronaldo007, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We are delighted you had a good experience with us here at Fitzpatricks and will pass all the lovely comments onto our staff. Hope to see you again...More

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John N
5 November 2016|
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Response from ronaldo007 | Property representative |
Hi sorry only seen the question now , yes we do accept all major cards except America express thank you danny
Gerard K
22 August 2016|
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Response from ronaldo007 | Property representative |
And you did not upset me only the way you jump to ur own conclusions with out getting facts but I Thankyou for your concern as its the way I run my buisness each person is employed by me and each person makes the wheels go... More
Hi Catherine, Firstly I would like to apologise to you and your party for what happened on the day that you visited Fitzpatrick’s. Secondly I try not to get involved in what’s right and wrong in public I do prepare to address these issues in private. I don’t reply too many of the comments made on this open forum (trip advisor), but in this case I feel compelled to stand up for my restaurant and staff over your thoughtless comments. Your headline “Never will be back..what has happened to this place???” Maybe that would have been an excellent question to ask on the night in question with I will address now. I saw what you described as ..”a white mass plus what looked like either a white hair or thread (long) was baked into the bread” as I was on site in the night in question. It was not a hair or a thread but the seal of the flour bag up to now I don’t know how it got there as the flour is sieved to make the bread and it should not have been there but at no stage did any member of my staff put it there on purpose as every member of my kitchen staff and front of house are trained to meet very high health and hygiene standards I would personally like to meet you as you are so obviously perfect and have never made a mistake in your life. I am heading into my 22 year in business here at Fitzpatrick’s and in all of those years we have we have had up until now only one instance of an item found in the bread. I am sure you will agree this is an excellent record. I train my staff to do a good job at all times to their best of their abilities we strive to achieve a very high standard of service here at Fitzpatrick’s. On the night in question that you visited two members of my staff that were due to work were out due to illness, this created huge stress and pressure on the night. It was not a perfect service and some service standards did slip due to circumstances beyond our control. I can’t close the doors because two staff call in sick, my team banded together and tried their hardest to get through what was a very busy service. For example if Dublin football team had three players injured on All Ireland final day the manager is not happy but he would field the best team possible if they lose by three goals at least they turned up for the game played sure they lost but they did the best they could . Running a bar and restaurant is very difficult, the staff turnover is very high. Consistency is a very hard thing to get right and maintain, without having to deal with social media sites who enable people to become key board warriors. We try very hard on a daily basis to welcome people to provide them with good service, to enjoy the Fitzpatrick’s experience. I would like to ask you if you went to the cinema and the film was delayed for 15 minutes or if you bought a loaf of bread in the shop and it was stale or if you got your car serviced and they did not fix it right would you go on line and slate the business’s and its staff in question. These kind of sites particularly target restaurants and not the type of business’s I have listed above i.e. the cinema the shop and the garage. You had a genuine complaint on the night but as I say we like to deal with things personally had you have given my staff a chance. These kind of reviews on trip advisor reflect very badly on not only my business but my staff who work so hard to try and achieve perfection with sometimes very little thanks I employ 58 people at my restaurant and comments and headlines like your own is sole destroying to each and every member of staff. It is so disrespectful to read comments like these. A simple phone call or an email would have got a lot more respect. I notice that you reviewed us in 2012 (three years ago) it was a very positive review but by your own admission you have been here many times why not review us on the other visits you have had in the three years. I can assure you that my business has not gone downhill. But your comments make us stronger and push us to achieve our goals. Sorry your friend nearly got sick but it was not done on purpose it was a MISTAKE!!! My restaurant is busy every day and we run a waiting list to try and seat everybody if the place has gone downhill that badly I would have an empty restaurant no waiting list no staff and no business thank god the word has not got out yet!!! My family and my staff try so hard to make everyone’s experience an enjoyable one that you will want to return to every day of the year. . I do invite people to write comments and reviews if the place is dirty, staff being ignorant or not being pleasant this kind of feedback can be turned into a positive but a complaint like your own could have been dealt with on the night or privately Thank You Danny Fitzpatrick
26 May 2015|
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Response from Julie O |
Great response to a cowardly attack on someone's reputation. It is so easy to knock someone's efforts to run a decent business from the safety of their own home; no confrontation to deal with, and you can say whatever you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Dundalk
  • Phone Number: +353 42 937 6193
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